GitHub is a company that offers code hosting services allowing developers to build software for open source and private projects in organizations. It provides access control and collaboration features such as task management, bug tracking, wikis, and feature requests for various projects.

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GitHub was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, US

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Key People/Management at GitHub

Nat Friedman

Nat Friedman

Chief Executive Officer
PJ Hyett

PJ Hyett

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Chief Financial Officer
Carrie Olesen

Carrie Olesen

Chief Human Resources Officer
Erica Brescia

Erica Brescia

Chief Operating Officer
Jason Warner

Jason Warner

Chief Technology Officer
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GitHub Office Locations

GitHub has offices in San Francisco and Amsterdam
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
88 Colin P Kelly Jr St, San Francisco
Amsterdam, NL
Vijzelstraat 68
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GitHub Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$350.5 m


In total, GitHub had raised $350.5 m. GitHub is a subsidiary of Microsoft

GitHub Revenue

GitHub's revenue was reported to be $200 m in Y, 2017 which is a 52.7% increase from the previous period.
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GitHub Operating Metrics

Jul, 2015Y, 2015Dec, 2016Apr, 2017Oct, 2017Nov, 2017Feb, 2018May, 2018Nov, 2018


10 m9 m18 m20 m23.10 m27 m31 m

Enterprise Customers

1.50 m

Average Daily Time Spent per User, minutes


Projects Launched

25 m77 m
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GitHub Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
SemmleSeptember 19, 2019
EaselJanuary 09, 2014
Ordered ListDecember 05, 2011

GitHub Cybersecurity Score

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GitHub Online and Social Media Presence

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GitHub News and Updates

GitHub offers to rehire employee it fired for calling insurrectionists ‘Nazis’

GitHub has apologized to a Jewish employee it reportedly fired for warning coworkers about Nazis at the US Capitol insurrection — and offered him his job back. The staff member lost his job after posting a message on the company’s Slack channel saying, “stay safe homies, Nazis are about.” One of his…

: GitHub admits error in firing Jewish employee who warned colleagues to ‘stay safe’ from Nazis amid Capitol riot

GitHub apologized and offered a former employee his job back Sunday, after an investigation found "significant errors of judgment and procedure" after the employee, who is Jewish, was fired for warning colleagues to watch out for Nazis on the day of the Capitol riot.

GitHub head of HR resigns after probe into firing of Jewish employee over Capitol riot comments

Microsoft-owned GitHub said on Sunday that the company's head of human resources resigned after an investigation into the company's dismissal of an employee.

GitHub reverses course, cites 'significant errors of judgment' in firing of Jewish employee

Summary List PlacementGitHub said Sunday that it should not have fired a Jewish employee and that it is offering him his job back after hundreds of his colleagues protested the decision.  The Microsoft-owned company terminated the employee two days after he suggested in an internal chat room that …

Human Capital: Labor issues at GitHub, Facebook’s new civil rights exec and a legal battle against Prop 22

This week kicked off with a report of a GitHub worker who was fired after cautioning his coworkers in the DC area to stay safe from Nazis during the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Meanwhile, Facebook created a new executive role pertaining to civil rights and California’s Proposition 22 faced its firs…
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GitHub Blogs

Level up your code with TwilioQuest

It’s no secret that making your first contribution to open source can be intimidating. A Major League Hacking survey found that a majority of students know that contributing to open source is important for their

The best of Changelog • 2020 Edition

If you haven’t seen it, the GitHub Changelog helps you keep up-to-date with all the latest features and updates to GitHub. We shipped a tonne of changes last year, and it’s impossible to blog about

Update on an employee matter

On Friday, January 8th, GitHub separated with an employee. Later that day and over the weekend, employees raised concerns about the circumstances of the separation. We took these concerns seriously. On Monday, January 11th, we

GitHub Enterprise Server 3.0 is here!

Today, we’re making GitHub Enterprise Server 3.0 available as a release candidate. Announced in the GitHub Universe Keynote, it’s the biggest ever change to Enterprise Server, bringing customers: Actions – developer-first workflow automation and CI/CD

GitHub security features: highlights from 2020

We’ve made huge advances in our security features at GitHub in 2020, with launches for code scanning, secret scanning, Dependabot version updates, dependency review, and more.

GitHub Availability Report: December 2020

In December, we experienced no incidents resulting in service downtime. This month’s GitHub Availability Report will provide a summary and follow-up details on how we addressed an incident mentioned in November’s report.
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GitHub Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was GitHub founded?

    GitHub was founded in 2008.

  • Who are GitHub key executives?

    GitHub's key executives are Nat Friedman, PJ Hyett and Mike Taylor.

  • How many employees does GitHub have?

    GitHub has 2,667 employees.

  • What is GitHub revenue?

    Latest GitHub annual revenue is $200 m.

  • What is GitHub revenue per employee?

    Latest GitHub revenue per employee is $75 k.

  • Who are GitHub competitors?

    Competitors of GitHub include CircleCI, Amazon Web Services and Atlassian.

  • Where is GitHub headquarters?

    GitHub headquarters is located at 88 Colin P Kelly Jr St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are GitHub offices?

    GitHub has offices in San Francisco and Amsterdam.

  • How many offices does GitHub have?

    GitHub has 2 offices.